PHOTOS: Celebrating the life of late fashion photographer Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham lived a humble existence in New York City.

Shooting for one of the most highly regarded newspapers in the world - The New York Times - Bill was invited as a guest to the top fashion shows in the world, and was even given the key to Paris for his dedication to the fashion world.

The photographer would always be spotted wearing the same electric blue windbreaker and beige trousers with a Nikon in hand.

Bill believed the best fashion was found on the streets and he wasn't interested in celebrities as their outfits were chosen for them by stylists or donated by designers.

Mr Cunningham was put up in a tiny apartment in Manhattan for most of his life until he passed away two days ago on June 25 at age 87.

Bill was photographing up until the day he died - doing what he loved most in life.

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